Olde GnarlyWine | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Olde GnarlyWineOlde GnarlyWine

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
2011: 10.6% ABV, 69 IBU

Added by Todd on 09-22-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1pt. 6oz. brown bottle - Vintage 2010 “Two-Aught-10”

Lagunitas Olde Gnarlywine Ale filled my snifter with a dark amber color. The ale had a smallish tan head made-up of small bubbles that held well and left behind sporadic clumps of lacing about my snifter. The nose is of sweet malt, dark caramel and toffee with light citrusy hops in the background. The flavor matches the nose, however, is “kicked-up” more than a few notches. The sweet malt backbone is dominated upfront, with brown sugar also noted. The hop bitterness is muted (maybe due to age); however, there is enough to help balance the ale. Mouth feel is full: sticky, and slick with a pleasant alcohol warming during the sallow. The drinkability is only limited by the higher ABV.

Lagunitas is correct, Olde Gnarlywine Ale is “Dog gone Good”!! It is hard to beat Lagunitas – good quality and good value.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from 2000.

Pours dark brown with a half inch head of beige. A fine bead around the rim of the glass with a few dots of lacing for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with toffee, leather, dried malt, and raisins. Hints of chocolate and dark caramel follow through.

On the fuller side of medium bodied with a tacky, slightly syrupy mouthfeel.

Sweet malt with stale raisins starts the palate. Wet cardboard, chipped toffee, and a hint of oxidized chocolate follow though.

Finishes with sweet malt, wet paper, and cocoa-rubbed leather.

Very malt-forward with zero hops and still sweetish after 12 years. The oxidation is fairly minimal otherwise and the beer has held up pretty well.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes of a buzzed-out barleywine binge at Hopcat in Grand Rapids.

Straight-up copper. Translucent w/ little carbo action. Head is VERY sticky copper-tan, 1/8". Lacing is ridiculous- the beer coats the glass and leaves twirls and blankets.

Smells like brown sugar, sweet golden raisins.

Very sweet and spicy, just a little hot. An awesome bitter bite- the hops are all there. Aftertaste is sweet, golden, sticky as heck. As it warms, a ruby syruppiness starts to really glow. The alcohol comes through the nostrils after each swallow. Certainly a cellar-temp kind of beer. Very nice.

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Olde GnarlyWine from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,680 ratings